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Bianchi conversion?

Old 07-20-11, 11:13 PM
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Bianchi conversion?

Would it look good as a FG/SS? Opinions. Thank You.

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Old 07-20-11, 11:14 PM
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The real question is: Why?
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Keep it a road bike.
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I'll trade you a Kilo TT for it and save you the trouble of converting it.
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Haha, ok, be easy on me, I'm illiterate on Bianchis... If I can take it off the owners hands tomorrow I'll see what I'll do with it. I just want a FG/SS for just riding around and found this for $400. Is it a good price?
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Seems like a good price for a road bike, don't know anything about that bike in particular but it looks nice enough. Though don't buy it just to convert, it'll end up costing even more money, money that could be spent just buying a decent complete FG instead of converting a perfectly good road bike.
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Old 07-20-11, 11:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Shuagster View Post
Haha, ok, be easy on me, I'm illiterate on Bianchis... If I can take it off the owners hands tomorrow I'll see what I'll do with it. I just want a FG/SS for just riding around and found this for $400. Is it a good price?
Yes. But not for a bike you're going to turn into a conversion. Keep it geared.

Find a older 80's or early 90's frame for a conversion.
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Good road bike for $400. Don't ruin it by converting.
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Looks like a pretty good deal, can't tell what you're getting component-wise from the pics though. However, if you buy any bike for $400 just to convert it to FG, you are a stone cold fool.
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for $400 you can get a brand new ss/fg from www.bikesdirect.com
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for $400 you can get a brand new ss/fg from www.bikesdirect.com
Live in PR, $150 shipping from BD...
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Old 07-20-11, 11:56 PM
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
Looks like a pretty good deal, can't tell what you're getting component-wise from the pics though. However, if you buy any bike for $400 just to convert it to FG, you are a stone cold fool.
I think it's all original components.
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
Looks like a pretty good deal, can't tell what you're getting component-wise from the pics though. However, if you buy any bike for $400 just to convert it to FG, you are a stone cold fool.
Haha, yeah, I'm starting to think that if I'll get it I may feel obliged to leave it geared...
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Old 07-21-11, 01:03 AM
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Sell dat as a concept. But alll communists styliee.

But really, I like that celeste. If the drivetrain is solid, I'd leave it intact.
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